"Now on the same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them."
Luke 24: 13-15

Diocesan Pastoral Centre
200 Churchill Drive, Suite 103
Membertou, NS 





Life is a journey, with each of us searching for who we are, where we belong, and what we are called to do. The Emmaus Centre is your companion in your journey of faith. We offer information, resources, and programs for all ages at all stages of faith, through:

  • Catechetics, including the Finding God catechetical program
  • Youth Ministry
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Resource Room and Bookstore

We work with our parishes, pastors, and the general public, welcoming all who want to learn of our deepen their faith, and offering information, workshops, books, supplies and gift items for teaching, learning and celebrating the many gifts of faith contained in each of us. We are all searching for God on the road to life. We invite you to learn more of our services here, then visit us in person, by phone, or email to explore our offerings and share your questions.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100 Sydney, NS B1P 6G9

ph (902) 539-6188
or toll-free 1-800-656-5311

Resource Room and Bookstore
Linda LeBlanc and Irene MacNeil
ph (902) 539-6188 ext 224
or toll-free 1-800-656-5311



Catechetics is the education of all ages in our Roman Catholic faith. In our diocese, families may choose enrollment in parish catechetical classes or a home study option. Information on classess is available from the parishes: click here for parish details or contact our catechetical coordinator for the contact name and number for your parish.
Our diocese uses the Finding God catechetical program from Loyola Press. This program offers learning resources for students, families, pastors and parishes.
Explore Finding God online:

Debbie Aker, Catechetical Consultant
ph (902) 539-6188 ext 226
or toll-free 1-800-656-5311

Youth Ministry
Cathy Walsh, Youth Ministry Coordinator
ph (902) 863-3335


Quick Links:


Click here for links, activities and articles.


Finding God catechetical program

Upcoming events


Studying the Sacraments? 

Here is a guide helpful for working with children who have special needs:




Youth Ministry
Our Office of Youth Ministry was launched in August 2015 to encourage and energize the journey of faith for older children, teens and young adults.
Events are ongoing and all interest is welcomed! Visit our Youth Ministry page to learn more of our active and awesome programming.



Adult Faith Formation
Each of us as an individual has been blessed with our own heart, mind, and free will.
Emmaus Centre supports your individual journey of faith with workshops, retreats, audio and video recordings, books and study guides. Our catechetical coordinator and Resource Room staff are available to answer questions, locate resources, and above all provide a friendly voice to remind you that you are not alone.

Visit also our Faith Formation office for program information and our Liturgy Office, which has RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Resources for Parishes. 



Resource Room and Bookstore

Our Resource Room and Bookstore provide materials for lending and for sale. Our lending library includes books, study guides and videos for use by parishes, groups, or individuals.

We carry textbooks, worbooks and study guides for parish and family catechesis, sacramental preparation, workshops, retreats, and individual discernment. We also carry a selection of greeting cards and gift items to honour and celebrate milestones, sacraments, and special events.

We maintain an inventory of popular items and are pleased to do custom orders for individuals, groups, and events. Visit our location or contact our staff for details.